Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 23, 2013

Authority

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Matthew 28:18. Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Jesus said He has all authority in heaven I and on earth.  Having all authority’s means you call the shots.  When someone has the authority their name is connected and representative of their authority.  This is why the name of Jesus is so strong.  There is no stronger prayer than saying the name of Jesus. But that name is only honored if used in the right way.  We can use it as a word of worship, praise, plea for help or power over sin and temptation.  A police person has authority by the law he serves and represents.  Those who serve and represent Jesus have authority through Him.  Our question is do we use the authority we have through Him?  We would see many more miracles and victories if we would use this authority.  

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November 18, 2012

Authority

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by Gods appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.

Some United States citizens are disappointed by the elections results.  Some are not.  Some Christian denominational members are disappointed or upset by the rulings of their denominational leaders.  Some are not.  We cannot pick and choose what verses we will follow in God’s written word and what ones we will say are wrong or not important.  We are to accept His entire words.  This verse tells us to be subject, to be under the governing authorities.  Though we, in the United States or in our Christian denominations nominate and vote for them it is by God’s appointment they serve.  We might not like them.  We might not agree with all they say or do.  There is nothing about that in this verse.  We are to be subject to them.  We are to pray for them.  We are to pray for God’s way and will for them and for us.  There is a higher law we are to obey over man’s law but we must be sure man’s law is in direct conflict with God’s higher law.  Our question is are we doing our part by praying for instead of complaining about those in governing authorities?  We have no right to complain against God’s written word.  We have no right to complain about anything we are not lifting up before God’s throne of grace.  Are we praying, really praying every day?

January 21, 2012

Authority

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:59 am
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Ephesians 1:22-23 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

All things are under the feet of Jesus and He is the head of all things. This includes all believers who, collectively, are the body of Christ. He fills everything and everyone in every way. With that knowledge what is there to worry or be anxious about? One of our problems is not understanding the meaning of the word “head.” Here the word “head” means authority. Jesus is the authority on all things. We run into problems when we don’t look to our “authority”, Jesus for the answer to all decisions and the director of all our choices. Then, when things go amiss, we ask Him to fix them. We deceive ourselves by thinking we know what is best for us. Life would be so much easier if we would learn to live by the principles God lays out for us in the Holy Bible and consult Him, through His Son, Jesus, in all things. Let’s stop blaming others for our problems and recognize it is our decisions without input from God that create stress, discord and wrong choices in our lives.

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